Bussia Vigna Pianpolvere

Barolo DOCG


Barolo d.o.c.g.

Grape Variety

Pure Nebbiolo

Production Area

Planted in 1965 in the municipality of Monforte d’Alba, section A, sheet 7, parcel 226. Pianpolvere is an area with a rich tradition for Barolo in Monforte d’Alba; in fact, it was once considered an independent cru. Now it is part of the larger Bussia cru.


about 1,900

Vinification and aging

Harvest occurs in October. Medium to long alcoholic fermentation takes place in wooden vats at moderate temperatures. Skin maceration lasts for approximately 20-30 days. It is then aged in untoasted large French oak barrels. The wine is not filtered.

Wine characteristics

In appearance, it has a ruby color, slightly opalescent. On the nose, when young, there are nuanced notes of florals and integrated fruit, with an earthy undertone. Hints of balsamic notes like licorice and spice emerge. In the mouth, it provides a fresh sensation combined with remarkable complexity. The finish is long, with significant yet silky tannins, culminating in a savory impression.

Vigna Pianpolvere


Pianpolvere is an exceptional area within the Bussia region, initially acknowledged as a distinct cru. In fact, Renato Ratti's earliest map of Barolo crus differentiates the Pianpolvere area from others in Monforte d'Alba. This is why we've revived the old name by referencing the vineyard.

One of the interpretations of the name ‘Pianpolvere’ is linked to Napoleon’s campaigns in Italy. It is believed that as the French army marched through this region, they established a gunpowder depot, hence the name ‘Pian della Polvere,’ which can be literally translated as “Plain of Powders”.